2016 Winter Bulletin No. 7

May 16, 2016


Saturday, May 21, XCR’16 Round 3, Cruden Farm Cross Country, Langwarrin

Sunday, May 29, Movie Night, Balwyn Cinemas

Saturday, June 4, Lake Wendouree Road Race, Ballarat

Saturday, June 18, Cross Country Championships, Bundoora Park



Round 3 of the XCR’16 season will be held at a new venue, the scenic Cruden Farm at Langwarrin, on Saturday, May 21. Enter via McClelland Drive, off Cranbourne Rd.

To compete, you must be registered and have paid your fees, with an XCR’16 package or the “max package” or have paid an individual entry fee AND you must have your registration approved by the club before noon on the Wednesday before the event. Please don’t leave it until the last minute!

This is the “Heritage” round and athletes are encouraged to celebrate the history of this event.


12:00 noon:     4km cross country       U14 men and women

12:20pm:         6km cross country       U16 men and women, U18 women, U20 men

12:50pm:         8km cross country       Open and U20 women

1:35pm:           8km cross country       U18 men

2:05pm:           16km cross country     Open men



Four athletes from Box Hill Athletics Club, Kathryn Brooks (Javelin), Nana Owusu-Afriyie (4x100m), Sarah Billings (800m + 4x400m) and Georgia Hansen (800m) have been selected to represent Australia and compete at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland in July.
A Movie night fundraiser is being held at the Balwyn Cinema to assist with some of the costs associated with the trip.

A light supper will be provided prior to the movie starting up-stairs at the cinema.
Movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass (Tim Burton)
Tickets are $20 and can be collected from Kathryn, Nana, Sarah or Georgia or you can transfer the money to the following NAB account with your name and ‘movie night’ as the transfer description and number of tickets you are paying for.
OR, you can purchase them directly from either one of us (Kathryn, Nana, Georgia and Sarah) with cash!
Accout name: Box Hill Pole Vault Club
BSB: 083 202
Acct: 615 938 345
Hope you can all come! Looking forward to seeing you all 🙂



Congratulations to Canberra based Box Hill athlete Nathan Brill who represented Australia in open competition for the first time in the 20km event at the World Race Walking Team Championships in Rome last week. In hot conditions Nathan finished in 95th position in a time of 1:32:48. Nathan has returned from a long period of injury to set a club record of 1:27:14 back in February to qualify for this event.



Congratulations to all our award winners who picked up trophies at the Club’s presentation night last Friday.

Male athlete of the year (Alan Barlow Shield):                      Mohamad Zeed

Female athlete of the year (Martha Fraser Shield):                 Courtney Powell

Junior male athlete of the year (Reg Barlow Cup):                Matthew Harcourt

Junior female athlete of the year (Armstrong Trophy):          Sarah Billings

Masters athlete of the year (Peter Robbie Shield):                 Andrew Wilcox

Winter Champion – Male (Hansen Trophy):                           Steve Kelly

Winter champion – Female (Megan Sloane Cup):                  June Petrie

Winter champion – Junior (Grant Taggart Award):                Carlos Norman

Winter champion – Masters:                                                   June Petrie

Colin Pocklington Sprint Trophy:                                           Nana Owusu-Afriyie

Vladimir Slavnic Throwing Trophy:                                       David Grant

Andrew Stewart Pole Vault Trophy:                             Men: Flavien Basson/Joel Pocklington       Women: Isabelle Napier

Ross Haywood Walking Trophy:                                           Simon Evans

Frank Tutchener 5km Handicap Shield:                                 Stephen Dinneen

Outstanding finals athlete:                                                      David Thomson

Merv Blundy Cluman Award:                                                Amanda Harper


Interclub Points Awards

Men Open: 1st  David Thomson          2nd James Baumgartner           3rd Michael Dowel

Women Open: 1st Kelly Ulf                2nd Monica Van Wynene         3rd Simone Carre

Men Over 40: 1st Nick Carah              2nd David McConnell              3rd Andrew Egginton

Women Over 40: 1st Karen Carah       2nd Amanda Harper                 3rd Kim Butler

Men Under 18: 1st Matt Harcourt       2nd Sam McDonald                 3rd Ned Snibson

Women Under 18: 1st Hannah Heathcote       2nd Kate Boulter          3rd Olivia Carah

Men Under 16: 1st Cameron Mackenzie         2nd Will Murphy          3rd Connor McKee

Women Under 16: 1st Jessica Mackenzie        2nd Emily Butler          3rd Georgia Durham



Registrations for the new 2016/17 athletics year are now open.

Register online via the Athletics Victoria website. The Athletics Victoria member portal is now live.



Round 3 – Cruden Farm Cross Country               Date: Saturday 21 May

16km cross country for open men and 6km for open women, various junior distances

Round 4 – Lake Wendouree Road Race                Date: Saturday 4 June

15km for open men and women, 5km for juniors
Round 5 – Bundoora Cross Country Champs       Date: Saturday 18 June
This day incorporates the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships and also serves as the selection trial for the Australian Cross Country Championships. The open and overage men’s race covers 12km while the women’s race covers 10km. Juniors race over 3km, 4km, 6km or 8km.

Round 6 – Sandown Road Relay                            Date: Saturday 9 July

6.2km legs for open ages, 3.1km for juniors
Round 7 – Albert Park Road Race                         Date: Sunday 17 July

10km open race, 3km junior race
Round 8 – Anglesea Surf Coast Ekiden Relay       Date: Saturday 6 August

Various distances
Round 9 – Victorian Half Marathon                       Date: Sunday 4 September

21.1km along Burnley boulevard (no junior races)
Round 10 – Tan Relays                                            Date: Saturday 17 September
Each runner complete the 3.8km lap of the tan